Science News: Latest Stories. 22-23 November 2018.

Science News: Latest Stories. 22-23 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top science stories from “Science News”, published by The Society For Science.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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NEWS

Nuclear ‘knots’ could unravel the mysteries of atoms

NOV 20 2018 6:00 AM
Skyrmions might help loosen scientific snarls in studies of atomic nuclei.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will look for ancient life in a former river delta

NOV 19 2018 3:36 PM
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is going to Jezero crater, the site of an ancient river delta that may harbor signs of life.

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NEWS

A Bronze Age tomb in Israel reveals the earliest known use of vanilla

NOV 19 2018 12:49 PM
Residue of the aromatic substance in 3 jugs dates to around 3,600 years ago.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Gut bacteria may guard against diabetes that comes with aging

NOV 19 2018 10:55 AM
A friendly microbe in the gut may be the key to staving off insulin resistance, a study in mice finds.

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NEWS

Hemp fields offer a late-season pollen source for stressed bees

NOV 19 2018 6:00 AM
Colorado’s legal fields of low-THC cannabis can attract a lot of bees.

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MYSTERY SOLVED

Wombats are the only animals whose poop is a cube. Here’s how they do it.

NOV 18 2018 5:00 PM
The elasticity of wombats’ intestines helps the creatures shape their distinctive poops.

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NEWS

Small doses of peanut protein can turn allergies around

NOV 18 2018 4:45 PM
After a year of careful peanut protein exposure, most kids in a clinical trial could tolerate the equivalent of two large peanuts.

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NEWS

Tiny satellites will relay news of InSight’s Mars landing in minutes, not hours

NOV 18 2018 7:00 AM
NASA’s InSight Mars lander brought along two tiny CubeSats to send details about the spacecraft’s landing to Earth in almost real time.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

A Bronze Age game called 58 holes was found chiseled into stone in Azerbaijan

NOV 16 2018 1:12 PM
A newly discovered rock pattern suggests that the game traveled fast from the Near East to Eurasia thousands of years ago.

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NEWS

FDA restricts the sale of some flavored e-cigarettes as teen use soars

NOV 16 2018 1:05 PM
The number of high schoolers who vape rose 78 percent from 2017 to 2018.

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